3 Washington prospects the Jaguars must monitor in the 2024 CFP Championship Game

• Washington will face Michigan in the 2024 CFP Championship Game

• The Jaguars should keep their eye on these 3 Huskies

• All of them are projected to go in the 1st-Round

Jan 1, 2024; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) warms up before
Jan 1, 2024; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Huskies wide receiver Rome Odunze (1) warms up before / John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Rome Odunze, wide receiver

Wide receiver Calvin Ridley is low-key having a good year for the Jags. Even when you take into account the games when he's kept to under 40 yards, his impact has been, without a doubt, noticeable. With one game to go, the Alabama product has a chance to get to 1,000 yards. Moreover, he leads the team with seven touchdowns and his ability to draw defensive pass interference calls at a high rate has been huge for the offense.

This will make the decision to re-sign Ridley an interesting, if not tough, decision in the offseason. If the team's brass gives him an extension, they'll then need to give the Jaguars a second-round pick as part of the trade they made to acquire him in 2022. If they let him walk, it will then be a third. On the chance they choose not to bring him back, Rome Odunze could be a potential replacement.

Depending on whom you ask, Odunze may be the second or third-best receiver prospect in the draft. What's not up for debate is his ability to make plays and his status as a first-round pick. At 6'3, Odunze has the speed to get deep and enough fluidity to change directions. The 2022 First-Team All-Pac 12 had a monster season in 2023, hauling in 87 receptions for 1,553 yards with 13 touchdowns. His 17.9 yard-per-reception average is indicative of his big-play potential.

Although Odunze doesn't have elite explosiveness, his flexibility allows him to run good routes. While Trevor Lawrence is an accurate passer, Odunze's catch radius could bail him out of tough spots. All these traits in combination make him a viable option in case the Jaguars move on from Ridley.

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